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Mr. Flagg, our advisor, has 
for four years placed his trust 
in us, had patience with us, and 
helped us toward the goal 
which we so soon shall reach. 
Without his encouragement we 
might have faltered. For all his 
friendliness and guidance we, 
the class of 1937, sincerely 
thank him. 


Miss Haresign, our temporary 
advisor during Mr. Flagg's sab- 
batical leave, will be remem- 
bered and esteemed by us for 
all she has done to help us in- 
dividually and as a class. 




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Dr. Eugene L. Freel, President; Mr. Frederick K. Bressette, English, Speech, Classics; 
Mr. Wallace H. Venable, Science, Education; Mr. Andrew S. Flagg, Dean of Men, Art, 
Education; Miss Lillian C. Boyden, Music, Education; Dr. Hazel B. Mileham, Director 
of Training, Education. 

College Faculty 

Dr. John H. Semon, Science, Education; Dr. Dayton N. Dennett, English, Classics, Speech; 
Mr. Edmund K. Luddy, Social Studies, Classics; Miss Margaret M. Lanoue, Librarian; 
Miss Mary Underhill, English, Classics; Miss Martha E. Durnin, Education, Guidance; 
(Absent from picture) Mr. Ames S. Pierce, Social Studies; Miss Nila R. Haresign, Acting 
Dean of Women, Physical Education, Sociology; Dr. Harry G. Schrickel, Philosophy, 
Education, Psychology; Mr. Hyman Patashnick, Mathematics, Education, Guidance. 

Mr. William Minardi, Junior High; Mrs. Claire M. Barry, Junior High; Miss Loretta J. 
Loftus, Grade 3; Miss Patricia Prendergast, Grade 6; Mr. Edmund Sullivan, Junior 
High; Miss Mary Walsh, Grade 6; Miss Helen E. Mallery, Grade 1; Miss Helen E. 
Brown, Grade 4; Miss Cynthia Parsons, Grade 5; Miss Margaret Stevenson, Grade 2; 
Miss Angela Crowley, Junior High. 

Training School Faculty 

Office Staff 

Mr. Edward E. MacFarland, Principal Bookkeeper; Mrs. Marion Reed, Senior Bookkeeper; 
Miss Bertha L. Allyn, Senior Clerk. 

Praise to thee our Alma Mater 
Let us ever gaily sing 
Of loyalty to thee forever 
Let our halls with echoes ring 



that tape recording . 
fast . . . trail traveler 
. . . always a smile . . . 

cigarettes after break- 
, those weekend parties 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3 (Secretary), 

4 (Vice President) 
Dormitory Council 1, 4 (President) 
Glee Club 1 
Drama Club 1 
Student Council 3, 4 
Freshman Orientation Committee 3, 4 
Class Treasurer 4 
Patience 1 
Intramural Sports 


Gung Ho ... his discipline problems . . . frus- 
trated class president . . . those faculty imita- 
tions . . . class actor . . . game-night problems 
... a careful driver . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 1, 2 (President), 3, 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 (President) 
Honor Society 2, 3, 4 
Yearbook Staff 3, 4 
Student Council 2, 4 
Delta Psi Omega 4 
Class President 4 

Dangerous Corner 1, The Ghost Train 2, Bell, 
Book and Candle 3 


class cartoonist 
the Old Guard 

liquid diet . . . member of 
anyone want to buy a car? 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

JV Basketball 1 

Varsity Basketball 2, 3 

Intramural Sports 4 

Drama Club 3 

Bell, Book and Candle 3 


"ohhhh" . . . sugar and spice and everything 
nice . . . dyed hair? . . . note-keeper for Coun- 
cil and class . . . sure fire success . . . always 
pleasant to have around . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Current Events Club 1 

Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 (Secretary -Treasurer) 

Student Council 4 (Secretary) 

Yearbook Staff 4 

Class Treasurer 3 

Class Secretary 4 

May Day Court 1 

Intramural Sports 4 


our little mother . 
ceramics enthusiast 
the late laughter . . 

. . that heavy schedule 
. . . the days at U. of M. 
. banks you can't use . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Glee Club 1 

Taconic Columns 3 

Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 (President) 

Student Council 3 


quiet Miss . . . that Bostonian accent . . . snappy 
dresser . . . those dangerous shoes in the train- 
ing school . . . innocence personified . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Current Events Club 1 

Christian Association 1, 2, 3 

Newman Club 4 

Dormitory Council 3 

Freshman Orientation Committee 3, 4 

Yearbook Staff 4 



one of the "unholy three" . . . "Let's have a 
party!" . . . that floppy pony tail . . . coat with 
a sling . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 1 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
College Union Board 3, 4 
Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 
Patience 1 
Cheerleader 1 
Intramural Sports 


"Well, of course" . . . nursemaid to the basket- 
ball team . . . social butterfly ... the Old Guard 
. . . flashy convertible . . . spendthrift . . . "this 
is your N.A.S.T.C. reporter" . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 (President) 
T aconic Columns 1, 2, 3 
Hell-o 3, 4 
Newman Club 3, 4 
Drama Club 1 
Yearbook Staff 4 
College Union Board 3, 4 
Class Vice President 4 
Business Manager of Athletics 2, 3, 4 
Intramural Sports 
Framingham Conference 
New England Teachers' Athletic 
Conference 2, 3, 4 


those jaunts to Elmwood Avenue . . . co-founder 
of Hell-o . . . money problems in the Koffee 
Korner . . . weekends at home . . . game-night 
pusher . . . class typist . . . Christmas at Palm 
Beach . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3,4 

Christian Association 1, 2, 3 

Dormitory Council 4 

College Union Board 3 (Treasurer), 4 

(Treasurer and Co-chairman) 
Taconic Columns 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-editor) 
Hell-o 3 (Co-editor), 4 (Co-editor) 
Student Council 4 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Intramural Sports 
Who's Who in American Colleges 


an initiator of the Koffee Korner . . . quiet 
temper . . . Semon's prototype . . . modest 
dresser . . . those dues collecting problems . . . 
"the third" . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Science Club 2, 3 (Treasurer), 4 

Student Council 2, 3 (Assistant Central 

Treasurer), 4 (Central Treasurer) 
College Union Board 3 (Co-chairman), 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Hell-o 3 (Co-editor) 
JV Basketball 1 
Patience 1 
Intramural Sports 
Who's Who in American Colleges 


second member of the "unholy three" . . . class 
rebel . . . teacher-conference enthusiast . . . lab 
key lost in lock . . . library fiend . . . weekends 
at the Springs . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 
Christian Association 1, 2, 3, 4 
Freshman Orientation Committee 3 (Co- 
chairman), 4 
Glee Club 1 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Class Vice President 2 
Patience 1 


joined us late . . . love that sixth grade . . . 
partial to redheads . . . State Line . . . jazz en- 
thusiast . . . Council worries . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

College Union Board 3 

Jazz Band 3, 4 

President of Student Council 4 



August bride . 
Amy Lowell . . 
"Gene" . . . 

nose in a cook book . . . our 
that charming nightgown . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Current Events Club 1, 2, 3 (Secretary- 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3 
Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Honor Society 2, 3, 4 
Taconic Columns 1, 2, 3 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3 
Ghost Train 2 
Yearbook Assistant Editor 4 


a million jobs ... fancy hair cut ... always 
keeping cars ... a crazy driver . . . vacations in 
Florida . . . helpful wife . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3,4 
Patience 1 
Intramural Sports 
Drama Club 3 
Bell, Book and Candle 3 



"Rev. Miller" . . . that naval cruise . . . those 
marked-up books . . . our gift to Boston Uni- 
versity . . . those assembly announcements . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3,4 

Christian Association 1 (President), 2 (Presi- 
dent), 3 (Vice President), 4 
Student Union Board 3 
laconic Columns 2 (Business Manager) 
Class Treasurer 1 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Patience 1 
Intramural Sports 


the third of the "unholy three" . . . our little 
Patience . . . menace on the highway, especially 
in Hank's car . . . out-of-town basketball games 
. . . time to clean up . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3,4 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 2 (Secretary), 3 (Vice 

Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain) 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Taconic Columns 1 


the quiet one . . . that day at the Allen Hotel 
. . . Welter's debtor ... a job with Uncle Sam 
. . . MAA problems ... a window episode . . . 

MA A 1, 2, 3 (President), 4 
Glee Club 1 
Intramural Sports 
Patience 1 


letters from the army . . . our Miss Brooks . . . 
blushes at the drop of a hat . . . wears a glass 
cutter . . . founder of Roberts Company . . . 
starches petticoats with paste . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3,4 

Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 (Vice President) 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Current Events Club 2 

Intramural Sports 

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weekend in New Bedford ... all the wiser for 
Wise's . . . card enthusiast . . . Luddy's "A" 
pupil . . . class supporter . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2 (Treasurer), 3 (Treasurer), 

Current Events Club 1, 2 
Science Club 2 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Patience 1 
Class Vice President 3 


"Betty and the Giant" . . . summers at the Cape 
. . . basketball game before six lessons . . . talks 
in her sleep . . . great sense of humor ... all 
in favor of fun . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 
Current Events Club 1, 2 
Christian Association 1, 2, 
Dorm Council 2 
College Union 3 
Drama Club 3 
Mikado 1 
Bell, Book and Candle 3 



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Hinsdale farmer . . . shoeblack to cover the grey 
. . . walking wardrobe . . . only filters, please 
. . . Irish colleen . . . February grad . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2 (Secretary), 3 

(President), 4 
Drama Club 1 
Taconic Columns 1 
Dorm Council 2 (Secretary), 3 (Vice 

Student Union Board 3 (Secretary) 
Student Council 3 


activities, activities, activities . . . leopard skin 
hat . . . co-founder of Hell-o . . . our drunken 
actress . . . energy galore . . . honor student . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 1, 2 (Vice President), 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Student Council 1, 2 (Publicity Director), 3 

(Central Treasurer and Vice President), 4 
College Union Board 4 
Freshman Orientation Committee 3, 4 
Honor Society 2, 3 (Secretary -Treasurer), 

4 (President) 
Taconic Columns 3, 4 (Co-editor) 
Hell-o 3 (Co-editor), 4 (Co-editor) 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Class President 1, 2 
Patience 1 
Dangerous Corner 1, Ghost Train 2, 

Bell ; Book and Candle 3 
Delta Psi Omega 4 
Who's Who in American Colleges 
Newman Club Conference 3 


Pinch Pot President . . . what's what in Ameri- 
can colleges . . . card sharp . . . poet . . . proud 
poppa ... a laugh a minute . . . 

MAA 2, 3, 4 
Varsity Basketball 3 


our Dave Garraway . . . that education panel 
. . . blushes . . . procrastinator . . . Taconic Col- 
umns' genius . . . Michigan is my goal . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President) 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Taconic Columns 2, 3 (Co-editor) 

Ghost Train 2 

Delta Psi Omega 4 

New England Newspaper Conference 2, 3 


that luscious line ... "I knew a fellow once" 
. . . our Casanova . . . party boy . . . night shift 
at Spragues . . . fifty cent words . . . 

MAA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Glee Club 1 

Taconic Columns 2, 3 (Co-editor) 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3 

Class President 3 

Ghost Train 2 


nimble Patience . . . 
laugh ... 4 Acres 
new haircut . . . 

golden voice . 
. . . that quiet 

. . that crazy 
manner . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3,4 

Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 

Christian Association 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 4 

Taconic Columns 3 (Business Manager) 

Science Club 2, 3 (Secretary) 

Yearbook Staff 4 

Patience 1 



trapped by Connie ... car trouble . . . master- 

pieces in ceramics 
market career . . . 

cjuiet nature 


MA A 1, 2, 3 (Secretary-Treasurer), 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 


subtle humor . . . philosophy confusion . . . 
verbose . . . nice dresser . . . basketball hotshot 
. . . trapped by a teacher . . . donor of gum . . . 
that moth-eaten sweater . . . our moody artist 

MAA 2, 3, 4 
Intramural Sports 
Basketball 4 


Intellect . . . our little Prudence . . . crazy giggle 
. . . deadline worries . . . happy-go-lucky . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 
Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 
Christian Association 1, 2, 3, 4 
Science Club 2, 3 (Vice President), 

4 (Treasurer) 
Honor Society 2, 3, 4 (Vice President) 
Drama Club 4 
Yearbook Editor 4 
laconic Columns 3 
Patience 1 
Student Council 4 


talented . . . field trip chauffeur . . . Semon's 
slave . . . nice figure . . . always pleasant . . . 

WRA 1, 2, 3, 4 

Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3 

Christian Association 1, 2, 3, 4 

Science Club 2 (Secretary), 3 (President), 

4 (Vice President) 
Freshman Orientation Committee 3, 4 
Student Council 3 
Yearbook Assistant Editor 4 
Patience 1 

Honor Society 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 4 



Allen, Sylvia 8 West Street, Greenfield 

Bartini, Arnold 1 Simon Avenue, Adams 

Bernard, Thomas 238 East Main Street, North Adams 

Cariddi, Frances 74 West Main Street, North Adams 

Crews, Ursula 20 Forest Park Avenue, Adams 

Daikos, Dorothy 45 Templeton Street, Dorchester 

Desnoyers, Kathleen 18 Tremont Street, North Adams 

Doyle, John 955 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Forbes, Marlene 32 Worthington Street, Pittsfield 

Hall, Thomas 70 Francis Street, Pittsfield 

Henrickson, Henry 744 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield 

Lobdell, Brian 46 Davenport Street, North Adams 

McCarron, Carol 231 East Main Street, North Adams 

Meacham, Robert RFD No. 2, Florida 

Miller, George 18 Highland Avenue, Adams 

Molloy, Alice 16 Quincy Street, North Adams 

Morelli, Donald 282 Francis Street, Pittsfield 

Morin, Marjorie 191 Prospect Street, North Adams 

Murphy, Carol 26 Hall Street, North Adams 

Neil, Elizabeth Main Street, Sagamore 

O'Leary, Katherine Taylor Street, Hinsdale 

Richards, Mary 48 Natural Bridge Road, North Adams 

Rivers, James 403 Benedict Road, Pittsfield 

Rock, Donald 55 River Street, North Adams 

Ryan, John 49 Hall Street, North Adams 

Smith, Delight 39 Hall Street, North Adams 

Starsiak, Kenneth 3 Siara Street, Adams 

Welter, Eugene 288 Elm Street, Pittsfield 

Wheeler, Janet 338 State Road, North Adams 

Whitman, Viola Mae 1238 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Class History 

On September 15, 1953, we took our first of four long walks and entered into a 
world of wonder and strange faces at S.T.C.N.A. The mad whirl of teas, receptions, and 
picnics — to say nothing of classes — kept us busy the first week. We hardly had time 
to notice that we numbered more than the rest of the school combined. 

We found ourselves soon in the midst of a political race for the presidency. It was 
for the class of course, and Mary Richards came out on top. Mr. Flagg became our 
advisor and we settled down to the work of making the Freshman Halloween Dance a 
rousing success. 

Soon the call was out and the freshmen responded. Rehearsals for the operetta, 
Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan were in full swing and the freshmen held leads and 
made up the chorus. We found the operetta was just the beginning. Our class was to 
shine throughout its four years. That winter the queen and one member of her court 
for the Winter Carnival were members of our class. Our artistic talent was shown when 
we won the snow sculpturing contest with our "Old Mother Hubbard" entry. Histrionics 
seemed to be our strongest point, however, as we found in our first Stunt Night version 
of Today and in the Drama Club play Dangerous Corner, in which Arnie and Mary 
had their first of many college roles. The last class to take part in the hither-to traditional 
"stepping up" ceremony on Class Day, we finished our year happy but tired. Studies, 
picnics, parties, and other extracurricular activities had taken their toll. 

Our sophomore year was to prove as exciting as our freshman year — if not more so. 
When we returned to the campus, we found the familiar face of Miss Weston replaced 
by that of Miss Haresign, who was to become our fast friend. The second year was a 
trying one from a scholastic view point. The long walk to the third floor and physical 
science class was quite a strain. Dr. Semon and Mr. Luddy were nemeses for many of 
us, but we loved them just the same. Once again Mary led the class. Shortly after 
Christmas, President Bowman retired to be succeeded by Dr. Freel. The inauguration of 
the new president was a highlight of the year. Running a close second was the first 
Parents' Day in the history of the college. It took a lot of work and planning but 
everyone was proud to have his parents at this affair. At that affair the Science Show, 
which was highly successful, was almost purely a sophomore project. The Drama Club 
performance that night naturally again featured sophomore talent. Five of the nine 
characters were played by members of our class, including Don, Carol, Barb, and the 
usual duo. We temporarily lost our advisor when he took his sabbatical to journey to 
Europe, but Miss Haresign held us in check until his return. Needless to say, our 
Sophomore Prom was tops and quite different. What other class would think of having 
a carnival theme complete with weirdly colored animal posters, papier mache pink 
elephants, and a carousel for the orchestra. We didn't bog down in social activities 
though. We found time to have six members elected to the Honor Society. Many more 
were finding out that the President's List was not some unattainable object. As a result 
of the nation-wide tests, we finished the year high in the all-over rank, and, triumphantly, 
as the top sophomore class of the Massachusetts teachers colleges. 

We then became what has been traditionally termed the Jolly Juniors. Once again 
we returned to campus to find a new face among the faculty. Dr. Schrickel had come 
to fill the vacancy made when Dr. Crowley left. John Ryan was our president and we 
finally began in earnest learning about teaching. Terms such as "the whole child," 
"core," and "varied experiences" became everyday language in our lives. We learned 
about the merits of Burton and the theories of Gestalt. We suddenly looked about us 

and realized that we were at college to become teachers. Up to this point we couldn't 
picture each other as such, but we soon changed our minds. Observation and participa- 
tion became part of our curriculum as we made the long walk down to the "straining- 
for-training" school. It must have been open season on constitutions that year, because 
through the instigation and work mainly of our class, a considerable number of campus 
constitutions were written, re-written, or completely revised. Some of our class members 
could have qualified in a minor in constitutions. Part of the school was glamorized 
when the Koffee Korner was opened in the M.A.A. room. Now we had a place to get 
our coffee without having to travel into town and visit Mean Mike's or The Grill. A 
lot of hard work went into the planning and fixing of the room, but with the juniors 
leading the way the mission was well accomplished. We were afraid the social hall of 
the dormitory would be raided during our Winter Carnival when we set up gambling 
tables and played with paper money. Our fears were groundless, however, because it 
just proved to be one of many enjoyable events that week-end. The elements didn't 
help us out any, but everyone had fun just the same. Come spring Tom Bernard played 
a beautiful but dumb brunette in a novel interpretation of "Little Red Riding Hood" 
at Stunt Night. In the year's production of Bell, Book and Candle, Arnie and Mary 
made riotous witches and Bob made an excellent drunken authority on witchcraft. Four 
of us decided the school needed a weekly newspaper; HELL-O came into existence. It 
quickly became a looked-for part of our college life. That spring we solemnly helped 
the senior class don their caps and gowns. We knew only too well that soon it would 
be our turn and our college years would be over. 

Some of us came back to school early our senior year. We were members of the 
Freshman Orientation Committee, which had been formed in the spring of our junior 
year, and which directed the first Freshman Week-end in the history of the college. 
Everyone on the committee enjoyed the week-end even if it did serve to exhaust us for 
the rest of the year. The new faculty face on the campus was Mr. Patashnick's. Our 
president, Arnie Bartini, led half of the class on the long walk from the back of the 
schoolrooms in training school, where we had spent much of our time last year, up to 
the front of the room. Yes, at last we had begun our training. It wasn't as bad as 
everyone ahead of us had told us. In fact, it didn't even put a halt to our mad social 
rounds. We found that we could combine work and pleasure. We sponsored a Game 
Night and an all-senior smorgasbord our first half. A frightening thought hit us toward 
the end of the first semester of our senior year. We had to find jobs for next year and 
work for a living. Daily we began checking the training bulletin board for positions. 
Someday we were going to be teachers ! 

Always we would be graduates of S.T.C.N.A. 

Why Teach? 

It has become a fad in recent years for important leaders, educators and 
others, to draw up detailed lists of reasons for not entering the teaching pro- 
fession. The time seems ripe for us to protest. As we enter the field of educa- 
tion we do not seek pity or sympathy: we seek only acceptance and hope for 
some iota of respect. It is necessary to remind a practical, prosperous nation 
that the teaching of youth is a task requiring four years of college preparation, 
that prosperity cannot be maintained without educated minds, and that educated 
minds are not produced on conveyor belts. The term "education" has inspired 
more jargon than the term "freedom," but in the final analysis teaching is 
something of an art. Any art will attract only a handful of followers. This is 
natural. The world can and often does starve its artists, but they cannot destroy 
the dignity of art. 

When allying education with art I am speaking of the devoted teacher, not 
the type who corrects papers by day and dreams of being an industrial executive 
by night. Believe it or not, there still are fine minds in education. There still 
are people who are perfectly satisfied with the profession and who take medi- 
ocre pay willingly. From a practical viewpoint, what other job offers a two 
month vacation with pay and opportunity for travel? We have heard these 
arguments a thousand times, yet we conclude that none of us is entering edu- 
cation for these reasons. The joy of teaching transcends explanation; it is a 
purely spiritual joy. We dare not become sentimental, for the teacher cannot 
be a sentimental creature. He must pose as far as possible as a businessman in 
the business of teaching, though the devoted teacher knows that he would 
give his all for the youths in his charge. 

Teaching being spiritual, few teachers can be truly happy without religious 
faith. A life of dedication is never satisfied by material reward. All of the great 
prophets and saints were in one sense or another teachers. Without some real- 
ization of the guidance by God, teaching becomes stagnant and purposeless. We 
are teaching God's children, not mechanical brains, irresponsive until stimu- 
lated. Indeed, it has often been stated that there is no more sacred career in 
God's sight outside of clergy than that of instructing our youth. 

Whether the subject be man's spiritual heritage of principles of mathematics, 
another characteristic of the devoted teacher is a vivid interest in the subject 
matter which he teaches. This interest must be passionate and must be con- 
stantly re-enkindled. There is a tendency in our day and age to belittle knowl- 
edge of subject matter in favor of instilling more generalized concepts and 
abstract mental qualities. However, it is obvious that none of us would trust 

ourselves to the care of a physician who had no knowledge of medical science; 
likewise we must develop our academic potentialities. 

Devotion to subject matter can, of course, lead to the danger of so hammering 
facts and figures into a child that creativity is strangled from its very roots, and 
the child is left with the ability to parrot facts, but is afraid to use his imagi- 
nation. As a birch tree warm with the glaring rays of the sun can become frigid 
with an icy covering after a snowstorm, so can that special quality that makes 
every child unique be easily lost in the hands of an incompetent teacher. 

Regardless of his grade level or subject matter field, no teacher should be 
cold to beauty. Beauty is the rest, relaxation, plaything, and reason for being 
of every teacher. Every object of beauty, whether natural or man made, is given 
by God freely and generously for man's benefit. 

The most elaborate form of beauty is found in the pageant of nature. I can- 
not believe that our present society can honestly consider itself over nature. We 
do, however, tend to neglect, waste, and destroy nature. For anyone to consider 
himself immune to emotional reaction from nature is deceiving. No man who 
ever saw trees bent with the weight of sparkling snow, ice covered ledges 
sparkling like diamonds in the sunset glow whose tint is the last lingering re- 
membrance of a splendor that has gone ahead, can be oblivious to nature. 
If there are such irresponsive people in the world they had better be swallowed 
like the sunset to its abyss behind the horizon. There is a place for beauty in 
the school, and we must keep that place secure. 

Education today is in a state of turmoil because educators have failed to 
possess a sense of humour, a tolerance of being unique. Fearful of gaining 
public disfavor, some educators have turned to fads and gadgets to restore 
dignity to the profession. Others have advocated a host of shoptalk concepts, 
so vague and abstract as only to complicate matters further. 

We are a new generation entering our careers. We did not create or will the 
profession as it now is. Yet, despite the shortcomings of education we have chos- 
en to enter it by our own decisions. It is we who must attempt to iron out the 
wrinkles. We could have prepared for other careers with greater pay possibil- 
ities and succeeded. The point is that we like the honorable old teaching pro- 
fession, and we ask our parents and friends to tolerate and encourage us. We 
know that our God already does. If to enter teaching is a risk, we must also 
realize that every time we walk in the winter we risk becoming lost in a bliz- 
zard. That is a chance which we must take, and do. 


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the long walk . . 


Junior Class 

Supporters of the Learning by Doing process . . . bowling 
champs . . . the flutophone enthusiasts . . . N.A.S.T.C.'s 
Michelangelos . . . sponsors of the successful Winter Carnival 
... led by Burton Albert. 


Albert Burton - South Main Street, Lanesboro 

Alsing, Nancy 68 Monson Road, Wilbraham 

Blanchette, Donald 6 Newark Street, Adams 

Bourrie, George - 41 Holbrook Street, North Adams 

Chretien, Charles - - 105 Tyler Street, Pittsfield 

Cicchetti Peter 376 Columbia Street, Adams 

Collins, Phillip Commonwealth Avenue, Hinsdale 

Dracup, Judith 27 Kemp Avenue, North Adams 

Duquette, Denis 30 Tower Drive, Pittsfield 

Durant Clare Oblong Road, Williamstown 

England, Barbara - 378 Williams Street, Pittsfield 

Gagnier, Faith 45 Oak Courts, Greenfield 

Gehring, Walter Lenox Road, Pittsfield 

Goldman, Leonard 63 Blackinton Street, North Adams 

Haddad, Annette 232 Springside Avenue, Pittsfield 

Hogan, Viola Knox Road, Pittsfield 

Jesperson, Elna Box 25, Mill River 

Kalisz, Henry 16 Siara Street, Adams 

Kronick, Audrey 203 Houghton Street, North Adams 

Leab, Marjorie Box 16, Hancock 

Miles, John 55 East Street, Adams 

Milne, Olive 290 Housatonic Street, Pittsfield 

Murphy, John - 236 Church Street, North Adams 

Murray, Alan 11 Holbrook Street, North Adams 

Murray, Susan Middletown Hill Road, Rowe 

Nash, Paul 129 Euclid Avenue, Pittsfield 

Philie, Nancy 270 Franklin Street, North Adams 

Reynolds, Henry 116 East Main Street, Williamstown 

Shaw, Jean 1 Kingmont Street, Wakefield 

Shaw, Marilyn 5 Columbia Terrace, Adams 

Shepard, Jean Mountainview Street, Williamstown 

Starratt, Mabel River Road, North Adams 

Sroczyk, Helen North Road, Chesterfield 

Stomski, Richard 107 First Street, Pittsfield 

Sweet, Shirley Oblong Road, Williamstown 

Wary, Loretta 100 Acorn Street, Pittsfield 

Windrow, Richard 95 Brooklyn Street, North Adams 

Wolfson, Beverly 81 East Housatonic Street, Pittsfield 


Sophomore Class 

Ah ! to be upperclassmen . . . sponsors of the successful Sopho- 
more Prom at Williams Inn . . . whist whizzers . . . back- 
bone of the college clubs . . . ardent fans of the basketball 
team . . . profitable patrons of the Koffee Korner . . . source 
of our Winter Carnival queen, Caryl Zajac . . . guided by 
president Paul Prendergast. 


Anderson, Alfred 651 East Main Street, North Adams 

Angus, Judith 898 Salem Street, Lynnfield 

Bailey, Carol Route 7, Lanesboro 

Barcomb, Robert 161 Liberty Street, North Adams 

Bassett, Caroline Ill Church Street, Pittsfield 

Bergeron, Robert 508 State Street, North Adams 

Brazeau, Robert 27 Hull Avenue, Pittsfield 

Brodacki, Frank 46 North Summer Street, Adams 

Brown, Joan R.F.D. No. 2, North Adams 

Calkins, Mary 44 Dresser Avenue, Great Barrington 

Cande, Donald Lenox 

Cicchetti, John , 376 Columbia Street, Adams 

Crews, Phyllis 21 Hoosac Street, Adams 

Doherty, Peter State Road, Richmond 

Faille, Barbara 164 North Street, North Adams 

Farinon, Marcia 22 Francis Street, North Adams 

Folino, Paul 69 Harris Street, North Adams 

Fox, John 23 Brown Street, Pittsfield 

Gallese, Marilyn 312 Eagle Street, North Adams 

Garrity, Mary 1047 North Street, Pittsfield 

Gaskalka, Barbara Savoy Road, Windsor 

Gaylord, Philip 50 Cleveland Street, Pittsfield 

Gleason, Joan 179 West Park Street, Lee 

Grant, Helen 83 Simmons Road, Williamstown 

Hawkins, Norman Glendale 

Herrman, Bernard 19 Murray Street, Adams 

Kernahan, Barbara 68 Carson Avenue, Dalton 

Kirkpatrick, David 35 East Quincy Street, North Adams 

Lanigan, Sheila 8 Mystic Avenue, Winchester 

Mangano, Lorraine 5 Cherry Street, Pittsfield 

Maniatty, Michael 30 Main Street, Greenfield 

McGowan, Maureen 14 Sargent Street, Dorchester 

Meade, Thomas 20 State Road, North Adams 

Murphy, Leonard 146 Brown Street, Pittsfield 

Niarchos, Elaine 125 California Avenue, Pittsfield 

O'Connor, Daniel 272 West Main Street, Williamstown 

O'Neil, Grace 48 Southworth Street, Williamstown 

Patrie, Janet 71 River Street, North Adams 

Prendergast, Paul 34 Bay State Road, Pittsfield 

Rice, Virginia Berlin Road, Williamstown 

Rodrigues, Frances 125 Memorial Drive, Pittsfield 

Sherman, Bruce 9 Grove Street, Adams 

Sitnik, Cecelia 34 Gilmore Avenue, Great Barrington 

Starr, Marlene 60 Marietta Street, North Adams 

Suitor, Robert Maple Street, Hinsdale 

Swain, Robert 153 Highland Street, New Bedford 

Tetreault, Clifford 181 Elm Street, Greenfield 

Weinhofer," John 114 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey 

Wynne, Louis 124 Lincoln Street, Pittsfield 

Zajac, Caryl 82 Lincoln Street, Pittsfield 


the long walk 


Freshman Class 

A class destined to lead . . . the source of energy our college 
needed . . . the ghosts and goblins of the Halloween Dance 
. . . willing workers . . . the Koffee Korner's friends-in-need 
. . . our sports headliners . . . led by the irreplaceable and 
irrepressible Frank Vara. 


Adams, Mrs. Lois 215 Eagle Street, North Adams 

Baker, Starr 45 North Summer Street, Adams 

Baroni, Evelyn 50 Fairmont Avenue, Worcester 4 

Bickford, Elizabeth 316 Silver Street, Greenfield 

Boland, William East Main Street, North Adams 

Bonacquisti, Anthony 9 Chatham Street, Pittsfield 

Bourdon, Arthur 54 Bridges Road, Williamstown 

Bournazian, Jack 19 Montgomery Avenue, Pittsfield 

Bousquet, Paula 61 Stickney Road, Medford 

Busold, Arnold -5 Teunis Street, Albany, N. Y. 

Castaldo, Dorothy 411 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth 

Casuscelli, Louis 32 Pebbel Street, North Adams 

Catalano, Eugene 202 Brown Street, Pittsfield 

Chadwick, Jane 175 Hathaway Road, North Dartmouth 

Chouinard, Annette 39 Walker Street, North Adams 

Costa, Frances 5 Hixville Road, North Dartmouth 

Cotter, Peter 155 Mayfield Street, Worcester 

Crawford, Jack 700 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Darling, Brenda 81 North Street, Williamstown 

Dash, Alan 6 Meadow Street, Williamstown 

Dougherty, Alfred 25 Washington Avenue, North Adams 

Dwyer, Francis 40 Kent Avenue, Pittsfield 

Esposito, Patricia 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Farmer, Paul 194 Notch Road, North Adams 

Field, Jeannette 59 Maple Street, Shelburne Falls 

Fitzgibbon, Patricia 8 Hammon Street, Worcester 

Garrity, John 43 Harris Street, Pittsfield 

Gorczadorski, Genevieve 133 Reed Street, North Adams 

Goss, Ronald 35 Commercial Street, Adams 

Grande, Robert 76 Howland Avenue, Adams 

Harty, Lee Ann 15 Harnum Street, East Longmeadow 

Hassett, John Park Street, Great Barrington 

Hassett, June 65 Forestdale Road, Worcester 

Hawkes, Janice 45 Pleasant Street, Fairhaven 

Kanzler, Robert Lenox Road, Richmond 

Kay, Susan 76 Devens Street, Greenfield 

Knowles, Amy 45 Brow Avenue, Braintree 

Lafave, Alfred 16 Second Street, Williamstown 

LaForest, Richard 630 Church Street, North Adams 

Lazaros, George 11 Perkins Street, Worcester 

Lepine, Bernard 11 Ruel Street, Adams 

Marcinczyk, Justina 11 Davis Street, Pittsfield 

Marcoux, Joyce 179 Shawmut Street, Fall River 

McDonough, Thomas , 49 Daniels Street, Pittsfield 

McLaughlin, Judith 9 Revere Street, Worcester 

Morgan, Elbert 526 Fenn Street, Pittsfield 

Nesbit, Heather Summer Street, Lanesboro 

O'Donnell, Eleanor 6 Berwick Place, Norwood 

Paris, Jean 75 Cedar Street, Arlington 

Patterson, Anne Watson Road, Hinsdale 

Pearce, Russell 9 Stearns Avenue, Pittsfield 

Perlmutter, Martin 41 Daniels Avenue, Pittsfield 

Provencher, Anne 100 Veazie Street, North Adams 

Randall, Kenneth 72 Roosevelt Avenue, Marblehead 

Rapoza, Barbara 46 Russells Mills, South Dartmouth 

Rauscher, George Glendale P. O., Stockbridge 

Rogers, Barbara 18 Wallace Street, Auburn 

Rohane, Robert 23 "B" Street, Adams 

Schabacker, Donald 78 Northumberland Road, Pittsfield 

Shea, John 76 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield 

Sheahan, Deidre 53 Melrose Street, Arlington 

Sheldon, Glenn Amenia, N. Y. 

Sirard, Robert 7 Temple Street, Adams 

Skelley, Roberta 76 Gooch Street, Melrose 

Slattery, Ann 296 Church Street, North Adams 

Sprague, Robert 3 Hoosac Court, North Adams 

Stewart, Richard 931 Sea Street, Quincy 

Tworig, Joan 106 Water Street, Williamstown 

Vara, Frank Baker Street, Hanson P. O., Kingston 

Walker, Jacqueline 240 North Street, Williamstown 

Whitlock, Susan 135 North Main Street, Florence 

Williams, Ronald Main Street, Interlaken 

Zendzian, Paul 8 Dodge Street, Worcester 



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Student Council 

government by the students and for the students . . . problems, problems, more problems 
. . . ping-pong tables, state-wide council, student dues . . . sponsors of the Christmas 
Party and Stunt Night . . . "now, we've got a lot to do, today." . . . 




College Union Board 

coffee and doughnuts . . . endless cleaning and checking . . . attempts to keep ahead of 
the heavy drinkers . . . cries for more cards . . . "make sure all the sugar's off that 
table!" . . . 



f) A f* 

the fair sex . 
Day, o-lay! . 


beauty and talent . . . overnight hikes to distant hideaways 





the rest of the school ... the muscle men . . . those holy smokers ... the basketball team 
. . . intramural enthusiasts . . . 

President JOHN DOYLE 


Christian Association 

one of our religious clubs . . . deputations teams . . . sponsors of spaghetti supper 
spiritual discussions . . . World Day of Prayer participants . . . 




Newman Club 

Communion breakfast ... St. Patrick's Day Dance . . . gifts for Brightside . . . panel 
discussions, speakers and films . . . informative discussion sessions . . . radio program 
on Newman Sunday . . . 


Advisor MR. LUDDY 








Dormitory Council 

those 1:01 blues ... the point system . . . officers in charge . . . holiday parties . . . 
Dorm Formal . . . 

Dorm Mother MRS. LUTTS 

President ..... SYLVIA ALLEN 

Honor Society 

the F.F.M.H.S. . . . the brains . . . that 3.0 average! . . . trip to Old Sturbridge 
. . . co-ordinators of Parents' Day . . . enemies of anti-intellectualism . . . many school 
leaders . . . 


Advisor MR. LUDDY 

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Science Club 

noontime meetings . . . surprise films . . . small but mighty . . . always looking for 
answers and members . . . builders of the first outer space station . . . 


Advisor DR. SEMON 

Current Events Club 

discussions on local, national and international level . . . contributors of several foreign 
periodicals to library . . . heated debates . . . political masterminds . . . that pre-election 
assembly! . . . 

President VIOLA HOGAN 

Advisor MR. PIERCE 

Drama Club 

research into history . . . Edwin Booths and Sarah Bernhardts . . . outstanding hams . . . 
new national dramatic society, Delta Psi Omega . . . curtain going up on "The Tender 
Trap" . . . "know your lines" . . . 

President DONALD ROCK 

Advisors DR. DENNETT 


Glee Club 

nightingales of N.A.S.T.C. . . . sponsor of the Christmas Assembly 
Chorus . . . records at noon . . . radio appearances . . . "hold that note' 




Alter Natus 

freshman recruiters . . . publishers of the "hi-lites" . 
active clubs . . . Pizza Party ? . . . pep, vim and vigor ! . . . 

one of the newest and most 

President . DICK STEWART 

Advisor MR. DURNIN 

Freshman Orientation Committee 

Orientation weekend ... a big success . . . Freshman Handbooks 
committee . . . "Be Kind to Freshmen" Club . . . 



the welcoming 



Arnold Busold 
Paul Farmer 
John Weinhofer 
Lenny Goldman 
Jack Hassett 
Bill McClaren 
Billy Boland 
Hank Reynolds 
Pete Cotter 
Woody Morgan 

Business Manager 
Jack Doyle 

Pete Cicchetti 
Paul Nash 

Hyman Patashnick 

The past season marked the tenth year of bas- 
ketball at North Adams State Teachers College. 
The sport has had an amazing history. 

In 1950 we had a championship team. How- 
ever, since then our school has not fared as 
well. In fact, the 1956 record showed a zero 
won, fifteen lost total. This year a determined 
school promised itself a better season . . . and 
a better season it was. 

During the first month of school, Mr. Hy- 
man Patashnick was appointed coach of the bas- 
ketball team. The campus seemed flooded with 
basketball prospects, and spirits ran high among 
the students. The team, not one to disappoint 
the college, looked wonderful in practice and 
everyone eagerly anticipated the first game 
against our arch rival, Keene. 

"North Adams defeats Keene!" shouted the 
headlines. The forward march was on as we 
won our first game after sixteen defeats. The 
team continued to move along piling up many 


more victories than losses. The end of the sea- 
son found the Profs in fourth place in the Con- 
ference, with an impressive 9-4 record. Our 
greatest hopes were realized as the record al- 
lowed the Profs to enter the tournament that 
would decide the Conference champion. Al- 
though the school was defeated in its quest 
for' the championship, we were justly proud of a 
team that came from last place in 1956 to a 
tournament in 1957. 

This was not the only victory. Support, often 
very poor in the past, was at a maximum this 
year. It was an excellent showing of a small 
college's ability to aid its team by continued 
and unfaltering support. 

Basketball has a promising future at our 
college. The team is composed entirely of un- 
derclassmen. The school is awake to the spirit 
of the sport and eager to go all the way. Next 
season can bring only one thing ... a cham- 
pionship for North Adams State Teachers Col- 


Alice Molloy, captain 
Mary Calkins 
Bunny Wary 
Annette Haddad 
Heather Nesbit 


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Yearbook Staff 

Editor Janet Wheeler 

Assistant Editors Viola Mae Whitman 

Carol McCarron 

Business Manager George Miller, Jr. 

Literary Editor Marlene Forbes 

Assistants Mary Richards 

Alice Molloy 

Frances Cariddi 

Henry Henrickson 

Photography Editor Arnold Bartini 

Sports Editor John Doyle 

Art Editors Burton Albert 

Alan Murray 

Candids Editor Dorothy Daikos 

Assistants Delight Smith 

Sylvia Allen 
Carol Murphy 

Advisor Mary Underhill 

Thf Bmi Yearbook* Arf TAYLOR MADE